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Friday, October 12, 2007

Passion For Blogging And Blog Traffic


What really is the passion behind your blogging? Why do you want to increase your blog traffic? Is it just for a hobby or for making money?

Blogging my thoughts is really my main intention in making this blog. But through my blog hopping journey to get some readers, I've learned that this can be more than just a hobby. Skeptical to be paid but convinced after. First thing I've learned is, my blog should have high traffic to be paid more. But how? I search for some answers and I got few. What persuade me is that, it takes a lot of learning and knowledge as well as experimentation to get more traffic to be paid more and be called a professional blogger. I sometimes thought that there should be a course for BLOGGERS. ahhahahha...


  • PINGING- were my blog can tell blog aggregaters about my new posts. But said to be a waste of time because it takes about 3 to 5 minutes or sometimes more, for the pinger to be done. Although the time I wasted was always reciprocated by gladness everytime I looked at my traffic meter gone up after the ping.
  • DAILY POSTING- Sounds crazy but I just feel sad whenever I see my traffic meter goes down and one reason is if I didn't post for a day. So I guess posting everyday helps increase your traffic. Plus the fact that I have an intention to register to this one pay to blog site wherein one of the requiremenst is daily posting with a minimum of 3 months old blog. Probably some of you already know what site is this.
  • BLOG HOPPING -is one effective and more fun of all to increase traffic because here you can learn so much as a blogger and as a person.
  • POST TITLE- I learned from Blogrush that whenever you write a title for a blog post, it should be more than an advert, the description of your content, and an ambassador to your weblog. This is to describe your post and to attract clicks. Too long title is a no no.
    - Keep it short - 3 - 8 words max
    - Where possible, put your "eye-grabger" within the first three words
    - Describe your content, what will they find when they click?
    - Be bold, be tabloid, be outrageous
  • PRODUCE GOOD QUALITY CONTENT. Original content...a 250 word article on a single topic or a 3000 word article on the same topic but also includes info on relevant topics.. read more from Grizzly.
  • BLOG THAT USE SEVERAL POST-on their homepage aren't optimized for adsense - too many subjects and post titles - the content is varied because the page contains several different subjects and the Google bot doesn't know what the page is about specifically read more

Now I have a problem with this blog on the topic, BLOGS THAT USED SEVERAL POST that I just recently learned . Because this blog is all about my thoughts. Unfortunately, I have several things inside my head that I want to blog about. Here I have to settle which one is my priority. Is it my passion to blog my thoughts? Or to make more money by blogging? I decided to make another blog to experiment on this because this blog is all about my thoughts. Just like what I have read a while ago, never changed yourself for money.

My passion for blogging has never been as interesting as ever. Increasing blog traffic can make me happy as a person and as a blogger because this only means more attention from more readers and perhaps earn more.

15 comments:

Grizzly Brears said...

Hi Ester,

I see you have taken my advice to heart but I should emphasize that most of my pointers are for increasing monetary performance and does not necessarily mean that your blog will be better from a readers standpoint. I love your blog as is and your writing is the reason I read it. My tips will help you increase traffic and perhaps make a few dollars but if your goal is simply to produce a wonderful online journal then don't change a thing as you have already succeeded in doing that.

Grizzly

Tey said...

thanks grizzly... I still want to experiment thats why i made another blog..

Grizzly Brears said...

Hmmm...is that a new title I see?

All the best Tey,

Grizzly

Rosemarie said...

hi ester great advice for a new blogger like me.hehehe thanks for always leaving footprint on my bloge

crazed_heck said...

salamt sa advise...
very empowering sa mga new bloggers na katulad ko....

Tey said...

yup grizzzly just taking ur advice if u got something else to say pls blog it because it is very helpful to new bloggers like me... and u know i always visit ur blog. right?

Tey said...

thx rosemarie, i just got it from bloggers who got more knowledge..it works somehow for me

Tey said...

hi crazed_heck..thx for dropping by...just imparting what i got...

crazed_heck said...

oh and how is suck at html...
sad very sad...

crazed_heck said...

would you mind if we exlinks? a new blogger like me needs all the assistance i could get right?
hihi

Tey said...

sure crazed heck..hahhah...just like u im also justa biginner... but i will try to help u in html as much as i can.. leave comment in ur blog

Thira said...

Hi Ester, I enjoy reading your blog, I always learn something:) I blog because i love doing it but of course i would want to earn through it, so i learn little by little how it's done, before i get so confuse with this ping, feeds and traffic terms haha. My elder sister who's already earning through all these online moneymaking business kept encouraging me so i just learn from her too.Although I still want my blog to be one that I can keep as my journal online also.

Tey said...

i was actually confuse on keeping a journal type of blog thira but after i read your blog about being a good blogger, I realize that i shld never change myself for money. I can do it both anyway.

Pia said...

when i got interested with paid blogging, i paid more attention to my traffic. i get so frustrated when my traffic goes down. it's insane! i want to enjoy my blogging more not get pressured by it.

Tey said...

yes Pia i feel the same way too.. I get so sad when my traffic goes down..like recently when i did some changes on my blog title, but hopefully my blog will recover